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Alumni Reunion

 May 16 & 17, 2014

REGISTER TODAY!  CLICK HERE

How time flies!  Come back to Penn Veterinary School to relive those memories from veterinary school, New Bolton Center and VHUP/Ryan Hospital - not to mention all those wonderful and interesting people you met along the way.  All alumni and their guests are welcomed to join us with alumni from years ending in a “4” or “9” celebrating a class reunion.  Our alumni celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th reunions are invited to be part of the Penn Veterinary Pioneer Dinner.  Don’t miss this chance to be part of celebrating you – our Penn Veterinary Alumni.  Please register online or using the Alumni Weekend brochure that you will receive by mail.  See you in May!

Penn Vet Alumni Weekend Schedule & Brochure

  • Register for Alumni Weekend Online:  CLICK HERE
  • Penn Veterinary Alumni Weekend Brochure &
    Registration Form - CLICK HERE

  • FRIDAY, May 16, 2014

    JOIN US IN KENNETT SQUARE…
    New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road – Kennett Square, PA

    4:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Alumni Weekend Check-in
    Allam House

    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM    Alumni Tours of New Bolton Center
    Tours start in Alumni Hall
    Pre-registration is required. Includes guided foot-tour of selected locations on New Bolton Center’s campus.  Some areas restricted for bio-security. Unguided tours are prohibited. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance for a prompt 3:30 PM start and wear close-toed shoes.

    Parking for Tours: Enter NBC grounds and bear LEFT. Tour begins at Alumni Hall.

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Dean’s Welcome Reception & Reunion Celebration
    Allam House
    Join Joan C. Hendricks, V’79, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, for a welcome reception to celebrate Alumni Weekend at the beautiful Allam House. Commemorative Class Photos, music, food & open bar, keepsake reunion glasses for all attendees.

    Parking for Reception: Enter NBC grounds, bear LEFT and follow signage.

    Beginning 7:00 PM   Reunion Dinners

    Pioneer Dinner (pioneers are those celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th  and 70th veterinary reunions) Members and guests of the class of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944 are invited to join us for a very special dinner honoring our alumni pioneers.  This dinner will be conveniently hosted in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center featuring dinner, memory slide show, photo displays, yearbooks, photos and much more.

    Individual class reunion dinners for ’4 & ’9 milestone classes – Celebrate with your classmates!  Reconnect with classmates and relive veterinary school memories.  Class dinners will be held at local restaurants in Kennett Square on Friday or in Philadelphia on Saturday. (organized by class agents and reunion committees – please check www.vet.upenn.edu and click on “Alumni” or watch for electronic or mail communication from your reunion coordinator.)

    SATURDAY, May 17, 2014

    COME “HOME” TO PHILADELPHIA...
    Vet School Philadelphia Campus
    39th & Spruce Streets

    10:00 AM – 1:00PM      Alumni Weekend Jazz Brunch featuring jazz music, brunch, coffee & conversation with faculty members, video presentations, interaction with 4th year students and their families, photo booth, personalized luggage tag making and more!

    11:00 AM – 1:00PM   Behind the Scene Tour of the Ryan Hospital & Philadelphia Campus Facilities

    Parade   11:45am lineup (Parade begins 12pm and ends 12:30pm) Penn Park Parking Lot, 31st & lower Walnut Streets, Enter through lower Walnut Street

    Parking
    Parking at the 40th/Walnut Street garage (Garage #40) and 38th/Walnut Street garage (Garage #30) is available. $15.00 fee payable to parking attendant.

    12:30 – 3:30 PM     Kids Fun Zone
    Penn Park, South Green
    Kids of all ages are invited to take part in arts, crafts, and entertainment. Parental supervision is required.

    3 – 4 PM     Penn Then & Now Campus Tours (Student-Led)

    Start location: 1956 Philadelphia Trolley, 37th & Spruce Streets
    Let a student show you Penn as it is today and see what has changed since you were here.

    4 – 6 PM     Quakerkids and M*A*S*H Unit
    Bring the whole family to paint the campus Red and Blue!  Great treats and fun activities.  Most appropriate for children ages ten and under. While there be sure to visit Penn Vet’s M*A*S*H Unit, where kids will get a chance to stitch, mend, and take home stuffed animal patients, aided by Penn Veterinary Medicine students, faculty, and alumni trauma docs.

    SUNDAY, May 18, 2014

  • 10 - 10:30 AM    All-Class Memorial Service
    Houston Hall, Bistro, 3417 Spruce Street

    Please join University Chaplain, Reverend Charles L. Howard, Ph.D., C’00, for an all-alumni memorial to remember our deceased classmates. The Glee Club will perform.

    10:30 AM  Gospel Choir Performance
    Houston Hall, Bistro, 3417 Spruce Street

    Enjoy an alumni gospel performance sponsored by the Class of 1989 outreach and planning committee

    ONGOING ALUMNI WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

    Friday, May 16, 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, May 17: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Exhibit: Audubon’s Birds of America

    1st floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street, Enter off College Green
    Exhibition of double elephant folio of John James Audubon’s spectacular Birds of America (1827–38).

    Friday, May 16, 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, May 17: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Exhibit: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

    Kislak Center, 6th Fl, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut St., Enter off College Green
    Single case exhibit celebrating the 450th birthday of Shakespeare with materials from the Penn Libraries’ Special Collections.

    Friday, May 16, 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, May 17: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Exhibit: Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image

    Kamin Gallery, 1st Fl, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut, Enter off College Green
    Exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in America

    Friday, May 16, 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, May 17: 10 AM - 2 PM
    Alumni PennCard and Souvenir Kids Card

    Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor, 3601 Walnut Street
    Stop by to have your photo taken and to get your Alumni PennCard and Souvenir Kids Card. For more information about the benefits of the Alumni PennCard, call 215.417.CARD or visit www.upenn.edu/penncard.

    Friday, May 16, 10 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, May 17, 10 AM - 5 PM
    Exhibit: Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now

    Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
    3260 South Street
    Free with Alumni ID when you sign up for Penn Museum’s e-newsletter. You can sign up at the Museum’s reception desk.

Hotels

  • Hotel Information

     Alumni Relations has a limited block of rooms at The Marriott hotels in Center City. For those staying at The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and The Marriott Courtyard, a shuttle service will be provided to campus during peak hours on Friday through Sunday. When the shuttle is not available, the subway-surface trolley is an inexpensive alternate transportation option. Hotel room blocks listed below for Penn Alumni are available only until April 5, 2014. Please contact hotels directly for reservations:

    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
    1201 Market Street ·  Philadelphia, PA 19107
    $209/night plus tax. To reserve by phone, contact the hotel directly at 215-625-2900, toll free at 1-888-236-2427 or Visit reservation site: Marriott Downtown . Mention UPenn Alumni Weekend Room Block May 2014

    Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
    21 N Juniper Street · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
    Call to make reservations: 800-321-2211. Mention this group code: UoP UoP(A=queen , B = King) and then hotel code: PHL DC. To reserve a King Room at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown for $194 per night visit Marriott King ;To reserve 2 Queen Beds for $194 per night, visit Marriott Queen

    Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

    1800 Market Street; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
    To make reservations, please visit SONESTA.COM and use the group code 0509ALUMNI. Or, guests can call 1-800-SONESTA and request the Penn Alumni Weekend - Alumni Relations room block. Please note that guests will have until 4/16/14 to make reservations at the $209 (plus tax) rate.

    To find additional hotels in the city, visit www.gophila.com, www.pcvb.org, or Penn's travel portal at www.campustravel.com/university/penn.

    KENNETT SQUARE AREA HOTELS

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Kennett Square
    Brandywine Valley
    719 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA
    (610) 444-8995
    marriott.com

    Hampton Inn & Suites
    40 State Farm Drive
    Glen Mills, PA 19342
    (610) 358-9540

    Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square
    815 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA
    (610) 444-9100
    hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

    Holiday Inn Express
    1110 Baltimore Pike
    Glen Mills, PA 19342
    (610) 358-1700

    Birch Inn
    200 Birch St, Kennett Square, PA
    (267) 640-3214 ‎

    Inn at Mendenhall
    323 Route 52 (Kennett Pike)
    Mendenhall, PA 19357
    (610) 388-2100

    Best Western Concordville Hotel
    Route 322 & Route 1
    Concordville, PA 19331
    (610) 358-9400

    Homewood Suites by Hilton - University City
    4109 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 382-1111
    www.HomewoodUnivCity.com

Class of 1944 - 70th Reunion

  • Class of 1944 - we look forward to hosting you for your 70th Veterinary School Reunion!  The School will be hosting a special reunion dinner just for you:

    Pioneer Dinner (pioneers are those celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th  and 70th veterinary reunions) Members and guests of the class of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944 are invited to join us for a very special dinner honoring our alumni pioneers.  This dinner will be conveniently hosted in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center featuring dinner, memory slide show, photo displays, yearbooks, photos and much more.

    ​QUESTIONS?  Please contact us any time with questions:  215-898-1481 or kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu.

Class of 1949 - 65th Reunion

  • Class of 1949 - we look forward to hosting you for your 65th Veterinary School Reunion!  The School will be hosting a special reunion dinner just for you:

    Pioneer Dinner (pioneers are those celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th  and 70th veterinary reunions) Members and guests of the class of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944 are invited to join us for a very special dinner honoring our alumni pioneers.  This dinner will be conveniently hosted in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center featuring dinner, memory slide show, photo displays, yearbooks, photos and much more.

    ​QUESTIONS?  Please contact us any time with questions:  215-898-1481 or kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu.

Class of 1954 - 60th Reunion

  • Class of 1954 - we look forward to hosting you for your 60th Veterinary School Reunion!  The School will be hosting a special reunion dinner just for you:

    Pioneer Dinner (pioneers are those celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th  and 70th veterinary reunions) Members and guests of the class of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944 are invited to join us for a very special dinner honoring our alumni pioneers.  This dinner will be conveniently hosted in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center featuring dinner, memory slide show, photo displays, yearbooks, photos and much more.

    ​QUESTIONS?  Please contact us any time with questions:  215-898-1481 or kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu.

Class of 1959 - 55th Reunion

  • Class of 1959 - we look forward to hosting you for your 55th Veterinary School Reunion!  The School will be hosting a special reunion dinner just for you:

    Pioneer Dinner (pioneers are those celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th  and 70th veterinary reunions) Members and guests of the class of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944 are invited to join us for a very special dinner honoring our alumni pioneers.  This dinner will be conveniently hosted in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center featuring dinner, memory slide show, photo displays, yearbooks, photos and much more.

    ​QUESTIONS?  Please contact us any time with questions:  215-898-1481 or kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu.

Class of 1964 - 50th Reunion

  • HAPPY 50th REUNION!
  • Class of 1964 - we look forward to hosting you for your 50th Veterinary School Reunion!  The School will be hosting a special reunion dinner just for you:

    Pioneer Dinner (pioneers are those celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th  and 70th veterinary reunions) Members and guests of the class of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944 are invited to join us for a very special dinner honoring our alumni pioneers.  This dinner will be conveniently hosted in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center featuring dinner, memory slide show, photo displays, yearbooks, photos and much more.  We will be specially recognizing our 50th Reunion attendees at this celebration.

    ​QUESTIONS?  Please contact us any time with questions:  215-898-1481 or kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu.

Class of 1969 - 45th Reunion

  • Class Reunion Survey:  CLICK HERE
  • Forty five years and counting.

    The Class of 1969 has a reservation for 20 couples at Sovana BISTRO, Kennett Square for 7:30 PM May 16th.  Please note that seating is limited and will be first come, first served.  Cost is $70.00 per person. 

    Please reserve your place by clicking here for the Class survey.

      Your reunion contacts are classmates:

    amwellray@hotmail.com   Ray Hostetter
    petmel@voicenet.com   Peter H. Herman
    wortman@vet.upenn.edu  Jeff Wortman
    mhaskins@vet.upenn.edu   Mark Haskins

Class of 1974 - 40th Reunion

  • Class of '74!  We look forward to seeing you for your 40th Veterinary School reunion. Your reunion contact is classmate:

    Jane Sparacino Schroll, V.M.D., pet8@aol.com

Class of 1979 - 35th Reunion

  • Class of '79!  We look forward to seeing you for your 35th Veterinary School reunion. 
  • Your reunion contacts are classmates:

    Joan Regan, V.M.D.: jregan@mspca.org
    Don Mullen, V.M.D.:  dmullen.vmd@snet.net

Class of 1984 - 30th Reunion

Class of 1989 - 25th Reunion

  • Please complete the Class of 1989 Reunion Survey to help us find out more about you!
  • Follow The Class of 1989 on Facebook!

    Class of '89!  We look forward to seeing you for your 25th Veterinary School reunion. Your reunion contacts are classmates:

    David C. Sweet, V.M.D., dcsweetvmd@gmail.com
    Jonathan S. Bramson, V.M.D., jbram77@gmail.com

    Class Dinner 5/16/14 at 7:30pm at:
    Brandywine Prime Seafood and Chops 
    1617 Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford, PA 19317

    $50 per person includes appetizer, entree, dessert and non-alcoholic drinks.  There will be a cash bar.  There is also a children's menu for the younger set($20 for entree, dessert, non-alcoholic drinks, tax and tip).

    Please let Dave Sweet know number in your party (adults and children) by May 1, 2014.  He will collect money / checks (only, please) that night.

    • Class Barbeque:
      • Laura Reilly has offered to host a barbeque / picnic on Saturday 5/17 beginning at 5:30 pm. MANY THANKS LAURA!!
      • Her address is: 1061 Glen Hall Road, Kennett Square PA (about 5 miles from NBC) Phone 610-347-1726, Laura cell 610-812-9630, reillylk@vet.upenn.edu
      • Please RSVP to Laura directly to let her know that you’re coming and what you will bring.
    • Longwood Gardens:
      • Sunday 5/18 at 10:00 am
      • Anyone who is around and interested is welcome to meet here for a stroll around the gardens, sip some coffee, catch up on the NY Times(?) and say goodbye prior to heading home.
      • Admission is $18 (adult or child)
      • Let Dave Sweet know if you’re interested – we can get a discount ($4 off per person) if there are more than 15 of us….
    For the runners amongst us:

      • Laura Reilly reports that there is a very nice 5 and 10 K, run on Saturday morning (5/17) in Kennett. She is pretty sure people should preregister at:  http://www.kennettrun.net/ If you have questions about the run, Laura (reillylk@vet.upenn.edu)or Reg (rmturner@vet.upenn.edu) may be able to help.JB and I will save you a spot at the Jazz Brunch...

    It would be great if as many out-of-towners as possible were in the same hotel for our reunion May 16th - 18th!

    The best rate available near NBC is the:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square 815 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA (610) 444-9100.  There are 12 rooms reserved  $134 per standard room (2 dbl or 1 king) and 1 available double jr suite (2 double bed with pull out – additional $30).  This includes wi-fi.  There is a full breakfast buffet available daily at $9.95pp with made to order items.

    USE CODE:  UPA89 when booking - by phone (above) or online (www.kennettsquare.hgi.com).

    Cut off for reservations is April 18th.

    Please book it ASAP since it looks like the hotels are booking up quickly!

Class of 1994 - 20th Reunion

  • Class of '94!  We look forward to seeing you for your 20th Veterinary School reunion.  Your reunion contacts are classmates:

    Camille DeClementi, V.M.D., camilled@aspca.org
    Laura Simon Tremi, V.M.D., lauratreml@me.com

Class of 1999 - 15th Reunion

  • Class of '99!  We look forward to seeing you for your 15th Veterinary School reunion. 

    How time flies! Come back to Penn Veterinary School to relive the memories from veterinary school, New Bolton Center and VHUP...not to mention all those wonderful and interesting people you met along the way.  

    We can't do it without your help.   
    The Class of '99 is seeking one or more volunteers to plan your Class Reunion Dinner to be held Friday, May 16 at 7pm in Kennett Square or Saturday, May 17 in Philadelphia.

    To help with your reunion dinner or for questions, please contact:
    Kristen McMullen
    Director of Alumni Relations
    (215) 898-1481

Class of 2004 - 10th Reunion

  • Class of '04!  We look forward to seeing you for your 10th Veterinary School reunion.  Your reunion contact is classmate:
    Rob Mankowski, V.M.D., robmankowski@yahoo.com

Class of 2009 - 5th Reunion

  • Class of '09!  We look forward to seeing you for your 5th Veterinary School reunion.  Your reunion contact is classmate:
    Carey Guise, V.M.D., careyguise@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can I register for Alumni Weekend online?

    Yes, we have simple and secure online registration.  Simply CLICK HERE.

  • I would like to help plan my reunion, what should I do?

    To help plan your reunion, please contact Kristen McMullen, Director of Alumni Relations,
    kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu or (215) 898-1481.  We have a Reunion Planning Kit that will provide useful information.

    How can I get in touch with classmates prior to the reunion?
  • To contact classmates prior to your reunion, please use the link at the top of this page under "Alumni Weekend Tools".  All alumni have access to Quakernet which will allow you to search for alumni by names, class year, geographic regions and more.

    ​I am also a Penn undergrad alum.  Can I sign up for Alumni Weekend activities through the Penn Alumni Association?
  • ​All Penn Veterinary alumni are more than welcome to register for Penn's Alumni Weekend.  Simply visit the Penn Alumni Association website for complete details on their activities.

    I have some fun photographs from our veterinary school days, can you use those?
  • We would love photos!  Ideally if you can scan and send them electronically that would work the best.  Email them to kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu.  You are also welcome to send us the photos to be scanned and we can send them back to you:  Attn. Kristen McMullen, Penn Veterinary Alumni Office, 3800 Spruce Street, Suite 172E, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

    Can I bring guests?
  • Yes, all alumni events are open to you and your guests.
  • Have a question and don't see the answer here?  Contact us any time!
  • Kristen McMullen
    Director of Alumni Relations
    (215) 898-1481
    kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu